But so far it looks like pretty much any other Southeast Asian metropolis - echoes of Vientiane in the goldleaf temple gates, a whiff of Manila in the monster house of the politicians, and a good deal of Singapore in the two year-old Yangon International Airport, spanking new.
But honestly, to be able to enjoy these luxuries, just two years after liberalisation, is mind-boggling. Yes, two years: that's what our volunteer guide Sumo told us. Here's a picture of her:
Dinner's at 6:45. I hear we're passing Inle Lake on the way.